Moline Automobile Company
The Moline Automobile Company (1904 - 1919) was an American brass era automobile manufacturer in Moline, Illinois known for the Moline-Knight.
The Moline was an American automobile manufactured by the Moline Automobile Company located at 74 Keokuk Street in East Moline, Illinois, from 1904 to 1913. and then branded as the Moline-Knight to 1919
The 1906 Models
Model G £1000 16 HP light touring car with 4 3/4 bore and 5 inch stroke engine with four rings on each piston and Schebler carb with a splitdorf coil system.
Model C $1750 A light four car with 18 to 20 hp engine. 3 speed and reverse gearbox
Moline Model A
Model A $2500 Tourig car with 30 to 35 hp engine.
In 1911, the Moline 35 was a two-seat roadster with a 4×6-inch (114×152-mm) gasoline engine and self starter, still a rarity then. It came complete with folding top, windshield, and Prest-O-Lite acetylene tank (for the headlights), all for US$1700. By contrast, a Brush Runabout was US$485, the Gale Model A roadster US$500.the high-volume Oldsmobile Runabout US$650, a Colt Runabout US$1500, an Enger 40 US$2000, and American's base model was US$4250.
Moline's model 35 Touring car fro 1911
The 35 was joined in Moline's 1911 lineup by a four and a five passenger tourer and a four-passenger "toy tonneau", "all with self-starting", the ads bragged.
Features found in a Moline-Knight included sleeve valves and a quiet engine. Some drawbacks were its large oil consumption and its carburetor's sensitivity to altitude.
1912 Moline Dreadnought M40
A later Moline-Knight car from 1916
40 hp "40" from 1916